Our most frequently asked questions

Where does Papa Joe's get their ingredients? +

The majority of Papa Joe’s suppliers are Australian based.

Our bananas are from North Queensland, we get our flour, sugar and canola oil from New South Wales and our eggs are from Victoria.

Does Papa Joe's use any preservatives in their Banana Breads? +

All of Papa Joe’s wholesale products are baked to a “clean recipe” and use only real fruits. All this means is that every ingredient used in our Banana Breads could easily be found in your kitchen pantry, refrigerator or at your local supermarket. Our Retail Fruit Market (1kg) range are also preservative free. The 700g retail range also uses Citric and a Potassium based preservative to increase shelf life and prevent mold growth due to the high fruit content.

Are there any allergens in your products? +

Many people suffer from a wide range of different allergies. If you, or someone you know, is allergic to something in particular you should ALWAYS check to make sure it is not listed in the ingredients panel or the ‘may contain’ statement on any food product.

Is your packaging recyclable? +

Yes. Our Packaging complies with Recycle requirements in Australia.

What is the difference between ‘Best Before’ and ‘Use By’ dates? +

‘Best Before’ is the recommended shelf life of a product, it is an indicator of when the product should be eaten by to ensure it is fresh. ‘Use By’ means it must be eaten on or by that date for product safety reasons. For more information go to Food Standards Australia & New Zealand website on www.foodstandards.gov.au

Are Papa Joes’ products genetically modified? +

While we and other food manufacturers cannot be totally sure that GE enzymes and processing aids are not used elsewhere in the supply chain, our policy is to use non GE ingredients. We also maintain an Approved Supplier Ingredient program and audit our existing and new ingredients on a strict and regular basis.

Are Papa Joes’ Banana Breads organic? +

Organic foods are those produced without chemical interference in the forms of pesticides, fertilizers and growth hormones. A food can only be labelled organic if it contains 95% organic ingredients. Our Banana Breads are not classed as organic although all of our ingredients are sourced from HACCP accredited suppliers.

What is HACCP? +

Hazard analysis critical control points (HACCP) are steps taken to ensure a safe final product for the consumer. This process is documented and reviewed on an annual basis by nationally certified bodies.

Can I freeze Papa Joe’s Banana Breads? +

Yes. Storage temperature conditions for our Banana Breads from date of manufacture are as follows.

  • Frozen (-18°C): 6  Months
  • Refrigerated (0 – 5°C): 3 Weeks
  • Ambient (18 – 22°C): 7 Days [1kg range]
  • Ambient (18 – 22°C): 14  Days [700g range]

Tip: If storing in freezer, slice and individually wrap portions for next day as thawing process is approximately 2 hours and then ready to eat fresh or toasted.

Papa Joe’s Banana Bread is certified SQF 2000 Level 3

The full range of Papa Joe’s Banana Bread is certified SQF 2000 Level 3 Manufacturing by Mereiux NutriScience Certification Services.  The quality of our products is guaranteed through the development, implementation and ongoing operation of a comprehensive, HACCP based Food Safety Programme.

Papa Joes Food Quality & Safety Certificate download.

Along with being HACCP, Papa Joe’s is an ongoing supporter of various charities at home and abroad.